UW President Mark A. Emmert announced several administrative realignments resulting from the retirement of Executive Vice President Weldon Ihrig later this fall.
V’Ella Warren, currently vice president for financial management, will become senior vice president for finance and administration, assuming responsibilities for a number of major units that had reported to Ihrig. These include the Capital Projects Office, Facilities Services, the University’s Real Estate Office, Publication Services, Records Management, and the Emergency Management Office. She will be responsible for these units, as well as those which already report to her, which include the Controller’s Office, the Treasury Office, Research Accounting and Analysis, Risk Management, Internal Audit, and Student Fiscal Services. Warren will continue to serve as treasurer of the UW Board of Regents.
Emmert also formalized the direct reporting relationship of Vice President for Human Resources Mindy Kornberg, who had reported to Ihrig but will now report directly to Emmert. In August, Emmert relocated another major unit, the UW Police Department, to Vice Provost for Student Life Eric Godfrey. Finally, to better describe her role and responsibilities, Emmert also changed the job title held by Provost Phyllis Wise from Provost and Vice President to Provost and Executive Vice President.
“This internal restructuring aligns programs and units with our talented administrators,” said Emmert. “Weldon Ihrig oversaw a very large and very important part of the University’s administrative infrastructure, and he did so superbly for many years. One of the legacies he leaves behind is a number of people with exceptional leadership skills, particularly V’Ella Warren and Mindy Kornberg. It makes a great deal of sense to take advantage of their skills and ask them to assume these additional responsibilities.”